What to look for in a trail shoeThere are a lot of similarities between your normal training shoes and a model designed for off-road use, but don't confuse the two. On a firm, well-groomed trail, your road shoes should survive. Add mud, moisture, rocks and vegetation and things b...
Gore Bike Wear Concept Gilet, £169.99Gore comes up trumps again with this lightweight, flexible and breathable gilet. Nothing has been left to chance, from the ergonomically shaped, fleece-trimmed collar to the adjustable hem with its covered cord stoppers. The pièce de résistanc...
Some running kit can look intimidating, and snazzy racing shoes are a prime example. But there’s no mystery here: they’re simply a stripped-down shoe designed to make you go faster on race day. No matter what your size, shape or level of experience there’s a racer that’s suitable...
Spring is well and truly here, along with the kind of beautiful weather that just calls out for new running shoes. Our Spring/Summer 2012 Shoe Guide includes a bumper crop of 34 new shoes, as well as reviews and technical information on each.The RW Shoe Lab tested the shoes for h...
A couple of years ago, I rode a 100-mile sportive on pancake-flat roads. Somewhere during those 100 miles, cycling changed for me. Not long after I had finished, I realised - and please excuse my candour here - that my crotch really, really hurt.I pulled off my shorts and took a...
. Smooth out shiftingWhat good is a clean chain if it jumps around and skips gears? Loose cable tension is the likely culprit. With your bike in a repair stand, shift to the smallest cog. Turn the barrel adjuster on the rear derailleur one-half turn clockwise
grit on your chain and cassette, a misaligned chainline (how your chainrings line up with your cassette), or changing gear late under pedalling load. If you don't work out the cause, and fix it, you run the risk of damaging your frame and drivetrain
beginner looking for reassurance, the total beginner’s quick guide to running should reassure you, and if you’re a regular runner already, what are you waiting for? Dive in to our hundreds of training articles!GearTriathlon is undoubtedly a sport
Easy-as-pie psiTop Dog St Deluxe pump, £46.99Tyre pressure affects your bike's comfort, speed, handling and even your safety. And although your road tyres may have a maximum pressure of 125 psi, that might not be the pressure you should use; most riders of average height and weig...
Proper fit is a mustYour helmet should neither dig into your scalp nor flop around your head. The more snug the fit, the better chance your lid has of staying put on your head when you don't stay put on your bike.To ensure proper adjustment, start with the interior pads. Most are...
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